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Consultation is live on Old York Road pedestrianisation and ideas for public realm improvements

With lockdown rules being relaxed and shops and hospitality businesses reopening to customers, the council is asking local people for their views on the trial pedestrianisation of Old York Road as part of the town hall’s #ShopLocal and #EatLocal campaigns.

07 May 21

Quick and easy lateral flow testing for all

One in three people who have Covid-19 don’t have any symptoms and can spread it without knowing. Lateral flow testing provides rapid results within around 30 minutes.

07 May 21

Wandsworth’s Director of Public Health, Shannon Katiyo gets the vaccine

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Book your COVID-19 vaccination online now
If you’re aged over 40, a carer or have an underlying health condition, call 119 or visit to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

29 Apr 21

Thank you to everyone who got tested

Surge testing in Wandsworth has now been completed and the council would like to thank everyone who came forward to be tested.

30 Apr 21

EU residents – take action now

If you or someone in your family is an EU National, you have until June 30 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled or pre-settled status) and secure your right to live, work, study and receive benefits and services in the UK.   

22 Apr 21

Residents of Bedford ward go to the polls next week for local by-election

The people of Balham and Tooting’s Bedford ward will be going to the polls next week to elect a new councillor for the area.

29 Apr 21

Thank you for taking a Covid-19 PCR test

Thank you to everyone in Wandsworth who has taken a Covid-19 PCR test after new cases of the variant first identified in South Africa were found in the borough.  

21 Apr 21

New brew now available at Britain’s oldest brewery site

With lockdown restrictions easing and hospitality businesses reopening, now looks like a good time for local beer company Sambrooks to open its new home in the heart of Wandsworth town centre.

29 Apr 21

Weekend pedestrianisation for Northcote Road returns this year

People can once again enjoy an al-fresco dining experience this summer at Northcote Road’s pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants when lockdown eases, after April 12, with weekend pedestrianisation offering plenty of space for outside tables and chairs in line with the government’s re-opening roadmap.

19 Mar 21

Doctor Daniel Osigbe GP answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is currently being offered to people aged 40 and over and those most at risk of Covid.

Doctor Daniel Osigbe, a GP based at the Furzedown Practice in Tooting, answers questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

07 May 21

Installation of safety measures continues on Battersea Church Road

Highways engineers implementing road safety measures in Battersea Church Road have published advance details of temporary road closures and local diversions that will be in place next week.

05 May 21

There’s still time to complete your census

If you have not completed your census, there is still time to do so, with feld officers from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) currently visiting households that have not responded. 

08 Apr 21

Power to Connect marks one year with new skills scheme

This week Power to Connect, an initiative launched by the council and Battersea Power Station to provide laptops and data vouchers to local families, has celebrated its one year anniversary and announced plans to launch a Digital Skills Pilot Scheme.

22 Apr 21

Roadmap sets out ambitious programme to help children and young people catch up following lockdown

The council has published a roadmap setting out its ambitious and far reaching programme to help children and young people recover from the pandemic, return to learning and training and boost their job prospects.

19 Mar 21

The rebirth of Nine Elms: Once a study in urban decay now transformed into London’s newest and most exciting residential and business district

The transformation of Nine Elms from dirty and unloved industrial wasteland into London’s fastest growing and most vibrant residential and business district is the biggest urban renewal success story this century, writes Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia.

18 Mar 21

Mayor sends letter of condolence to Buckingham Palace

Following today’s announcement of the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, the Mayor of Wandsworth has written a letter of condolence to Buckingham Palace on behalf of the people of Wandsworth.

09 Apr 21

Local businesses urged to apply for financial support grants as deadline looms

Wandsworth Council is encouraging local businesses to check if they are eligible for any of the council’s current grant schemes to ensure they don’t miss the chance to claim funding before the deadline of March 31.

19 Mar 21

Quit for Covid this National No Smoking Day

March 10 is National No Smoking Day. The pandemic means it is more important than ever to look after your health, and Wandsworth smokers are encouraged to make the most of free support available to help them quit. 

10 Mar 21

Experimental cycle contraflow schemes set to be unveiled

A series of bike contraflow systems are being set up in residential one-way streets across Wandsworth to offer cyclists shorter and safer routes through the borough.

12 Mar 21

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